CRES Commencement will be held Saturday, June 4, 2022 in the Wayne Morse Commons at the Knight Law Center.
Michael Moffitt has been a member of the University of Oregon Law faculty since 2001. He served as Dean of the Law School from 2011 through 2017. The Philip H. Knight Chair Professor Moffitt has published more than two dozen scholarly articles on mediation, negotiation, and civil procedure. He is the recipient of the Hugh L. Carey Center’s 2022 Dispute Resolution Advancement Award for the research reported in his Chicago Law Review article, “Settlement Malpractice.” This same article won the prize for best article of the year by both the Association of American Law Schools Section on Professional Responsibility and the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution.
He co-edited The Handbook of Dispute Resolution, an award-winning compilation of 31 original chapters by leading scholars and practitioners in the field. He also co-authored the innovative, student-focused book, Dispute Resolution: Examples & Explanations. Professor Moffitt has won teaching awards from the law school and from the University of Oregon. Before coming to Oregon Law, he served as the clinical supervisor for the mediation program at Harvard Law School and taught negotiation at Harvard and Ohio State. Following a federal judicial clerkship, he spent several years with Conflict Management Group, consulting on negotiation and dispute resolution projects in about twenty countries around the world. He recently served as the Roger D. Fisher Visiting Professor in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Harvard Law School, where he led the Negotiation Workshops for two years.